- Gertrude of Hohenburg
Gertrude of Hohenburg (c. 1225 –
16 February, 1281, Vienna) was the first Queen consortof Rudolph I of Germany.
She was born to
Burchard V, Count of Hohenberg(d. 1253) and his wife Mechtild of Tübingen.
Her paternal grandparents were
Burchard IV, Count of Hohenbergand his unnamed wife. Her maternal grandparents were Rudolph II, Count palatineand his wife, a daughter of Henry, Margrave of Ronsbergand Udilhild of Gammertingen.
Burchard IV was a son of
Burchard III, Count of Hohenberg.
Burchard III was one of two sons of
Burchard II, Count of Hohenberg. He was co-ruler with his brother Frederick, Count of Hohenberg. His brother had no known descendants and the two brothers consequently had a single successor.
Burchard II was one of five known sons of
Frederick I, Count of Zollernand his wife Udachild of Urach.
Frederich I was the son of
Burchard I, Count of Zollern. He was the founder of the so-called Burchardingerfamily line, male-line ancestors of the House of Hohenzollern.
Marriage and children
In 1245, Gertrude married Rudolph IV, Count of Habsburg. They had nine children:
Albert I of Germany(July 1255 – 1 May, 1308), Duke of Austriaand also of Styria.
# Hartmann (1263,
Rheinfelden– 21 December 1281), drowned in Rheinau.
Rudolph II, Duke of Austriaand Styria (1270– 10 May 1290, Prague), titular Duke of Swabia, father of John the Patricide of Austria.
# Matilda (ca. 1251/53, Rheinfelden–
23 December 1304, Munich), married 1273 in Aachento Louis II, Duke of Bavariaand became mother of Rudolf I, Count Palatine of the Rhine and Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
# Katharina (1256–
4 April 1282, Landshut), married 1279 in Viennato Otto III, Duke of Bavariawho later (after her death) became the disputed King Bela V of Hungaryand left no surviving issue.
# Agnes (ca. 1257–
11 October 1322, Wittenberg), married 1273 to Albert II, Duke of Saxe-Wittenbergand became the mother of Rudolf I, Elector of Saxony.
# Hedwig (d. 1285/86), married 1270 in Vienna to
Otto VI, Margrave of Brandenburgand left no issue.
# Klementia (ca. 1262–after
7 February 1293), married 1281 in Vienna to Charles Martel of Anjou, the Papal claimant to the throne of Hungaryand mother of king Charles I of Hungary, as well as of queen Clementia of France, herself the mother of the baby king John I of France.
Judith of Habsburg( 13 March 1271– 18 June 1297, Prague), married 24 January 1285to King Wenceslaus II of Bohemiaand became the mother of king Wenceslaus III of Bohemia, Poland and Hungary, of queen Anna I of Bohemia, duchess of Carinthia, and of queen Elisabeth I of Bohemia, countess of Luxembourg.Her husband was elected King of Germanyin Frankfurt on 29 September 1273, largely due to the efforts of her cousin Frederick III, Burgrave of Nuremberg. Rudolph was crowned in Aachenon 24 October 1273. She served as his Queen consort for the following eight years.
She died early in 1281. Rudolph remained a widower for three years and proceeded to marry
Isabelle of Burgundy.
* [http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SWABIAN%20NOBILITY.htm#GertrudAnnaHohenburgMRudolfIAustria A listing of Swabian nobility, including the Dukes of Hohenberg]
* [http://www.worldroots.com/cgi-bin/gasteldb?@I02169@ Her profile at Royalty Pages]
* [http://genealogy.euweb.cz/habsburg/habsburg2.html A listing of descendants of Rudolph I of Germany] .
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